The ISU Junior Grand Prix moved on to Linz, Russia for its second round and for the second week in a row Russia was the dominant nation at the competition.
Camden Pulkinen from the United States picked up gold in the men’s category, the first title of the event. The American was lying in second place after the short programme and took first place in the free skating to secure victory at the Cup of Austria for the second consecutive year. Japan’s Koshiro Shimada posted his best ever result at a Junior Grand Prix to finish second. Roman Savosin from Russia moved up from fourth after the short to win the bronze.
In her second season competing on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, Alena Kostornaia from Russia comfortably won gold in the ladies event. The World Junior silver medallist finished just under 12 points ahead of teammate Alena Kanysheva who made it one-two for the Russian ladies for the second week in a row. Japan’s Shiika Yoshioka took bronze in her Junior Grand Prix debut.
Russia once again swept the pairs podium at this week’s Junior Grand Prix. Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin claimed the second Junior Grand Prix title of their career. Anastasia Poluianova and Dmitry Sopot went home with the silver and Alina Pepeleva and Roman Pleshkov nabbed bronze.
Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko won ice dance gold, a second Junior Grand Prix title for the Russians. Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha from Canada had to settle for silver. Eva Kuts and Dmitrii Mikhailov provided Russia with bronze, an eighth medal at this week’s Junior Grand Prix.
You can find full results for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Cup of Austria here.